Masi Oka: Critical of Heroes

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We've been saying it for years: of all the disjointed storylines Heroes has focused on over the last two seasons, the most frustrating has been the show's treatment of death.

Characters appear to die, only to resurface later because, hey, they have abilities! (The most obvious case is Tracy.) This diminishes the show's drama. It's difficult to take its supposedly suspenseful stakes seriously if characters never perish.

Now, on the heels of season four, Masi Oka has spoken out in agreement of this assessment.

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As various Heroes spoilers have revealed, his character of Hiro will come down with an illness this season. Oka told reporters on a recent conference call that he hopes there is "poetic justice to the storyline," adding:

"I want to make sure we don't cheat death, like we have in the past and not give it the weight that is meant to be."

Well said, Masi. We hope for the very same thing.

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Mohinder: (voiceover) There are many ways to define our fragile existence; many ways to give it meaning. But it is our memories that shape its purpose and give it context. The private assortment of images: fears, loves, regrets… for it’s the cruel irony of life that we are destined to hold the dark with the light, the good with the evil, success with disappointment… this is what separates us, what makes us human. And in the end, we must fight to hold on to.

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